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How to Survive the Sugar Season

The Top 7 Myths About Sugar Addiction

Top 10 Common Denominators
of the Successfully Sugar-Free

Top 10 Biggest Mistakes Most People
Make When Trying to Kick Sugar (Part 1)

Top 10 Biggest Mistakes Most People
Make When Trying to Kick Sugar (Part 2)

5 Things That Trigger Emotional Eating
and How to Overcome Them)

The Science of Sugar Addiction

(A 6-Part Video Series on What Makes Sugar Addictive)

Part 1: What is Sugar?

Sugar takes many forms, when you are clear about what is sugar, you can make educated decisions about which ones can stay and which ones need to go. I share my recommendations on the 4 categories of 'sugars' that need to go if you want freedom from cravings and food obsession.

Part 2: What is Addiction?

We joke about sugar being addictive, but is it really? And if it is addictive what does that even mean? In this video I go over various definitions of sugar addiction, and what is the difference between sugar addiction and sugar dependence. Just because a person enjoys sugar, eats a lot of it, and experiences withdrawal symptoms when they cut back or eliminate consumption, that doesn't mean they are addicted.

Part 3: What Makes Sugar Addictive?

How does the juice of sugar cane and sugar beets become addictive? That's crazy talk, right? Tune in and find out how sugar (sucrose) is transformed from a natural food into a narcotic, (no joke). You will also learn about the history of other natural plants that are transformed into drugs of abuse and the important parallels.

Part 4: The Science of Sugar
as an Opiate

There is a growing body of research that strongly suggests sugar is an opiate with the potential for addiction (in both lab animals and humans). I share this research (some highlights).

Part 5: What is an Opiate?

Opiates are a unique class of molecules that fit into the opioid receptors in the human brain and act as painkillers. From there they unleash predictable (both positive and negative) effects and for reasons I explain in this video, they are extremely hard to give up. (Unfortunately, moderation is no picnic either!)

Part 6: Do You have an Addiction?

Using the DSM-IV, I invite you to assess whether you fall on the addiction spectrum by taking my Sugar Addiction Quiz. If, after taking the quiz, you qualify for 'substance dependent', then abstinence is a powerful path to peace and freedom, and I explain why. The science and insights shared in this video series are not intended to persuade you or scare you into abstaining from sugar. It is to validate what you already know in your own heart and mind: sugar is a problem, and it is time to break free.

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Books

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The Hacking of the American Mind

Robert H. Lustig, MD

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Metabolical

Robert H. Lustig MD

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Fat Chance

 Robert H. Lustig, MD

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Brain Energy

Christopher M Palmer, MD

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Salt, Sugar, Fat

Michael Moss

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Dopamine Nation

Anna Lembke, MD

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Nature Wants Us to Be Fat

Richard J. Johnson, MD

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Potatoes Not Prozac 

Kathleen DesMaisons, PhD

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Sugar Blues

William Duffy

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Killing You Softly

Rich Holman

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Why We Get Sick

Benjamin Bikman, PhD

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The Glucose Goddess Method Jessie Inchauspe

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Positive Intelligence

Shirzad Charmine

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The Mindbody Prescription 

John E. Sarno, MD

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The Power of Focusing

Ann Weiser Cornell

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Your Body Know the Answer

David I Rome

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Atomic Habits

James Clear

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Writing Down Your Soul

Janet Conner

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This Thing Called You

Ernest Holmes

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Loving What Is

Bryron Katie

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In An Unspoken Voice

Peter A Levine, Ph.D.

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The Magic Question

Bart Baggett

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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Gabor Maté, M.D.

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The Myth of Normal by 

Gabor Maté, M.D. & Daniel Maté
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Mother Hunger

Kelly McDaniel

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Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory Stephen W Porges

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Recovery 2.0

Tommy Rosen

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No Bad Parts

Richard Schwartz

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Food Junkies

Vera Tarman, MD

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Rational Recovery

Jack Trimpey

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The Body Keeps the Score

Bessel van der Kolk

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Complex PTSD

Pete Walker

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Quit Like a Woman

Holly Whitaker

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Movies/Videos

That Sugar Film

 

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60 Minutes - Is sugar toxic?


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Aspartame Sweet Misery, A Poisoned World

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Supplements

Hardy Nutritionals

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Sugar Shift Probiotic LINK TO PURCHASE


Algae Tablets

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Berberine HCL

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Technology and Apps

Oura Ring

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Freestyle Libre

Continuous Glucose Monitor

To obtain an prescription for a CGM if needed

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HAVA EATS APP

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Medical Testing

Nutrition Genome DNA Test Kit and Whole Body Health Report

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Function Health

Mark Hyman, M.D.

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Miscellaneous 

Acupressure Mat

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Better Health Coaching Inc.
Florence Christophers, B.A., M.Phil, CHC

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DISCLAIMER

The services of Better Health Coaching Inc. are NOT a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is your responsibility to seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider before, during and after making lifestyle changes. They can affect your prescriptions and symptoms. We do not advocate any particular way of eating beyond eliminating / minimizing ultra-processed foods.

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